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Gay couple, 90 and 91, marry in US after 72 years together

2014-09-09
A lesbian couple in Iowa have married after 72 years together as a couple. Vivian Boyack, 91, and Alice 'Nonie' Dubes, 90, tied the knot on Saturday (September 6) at the First Christian Church in Davenport, the Quad City Times reports. BxCB4trIQAAZUgC The couple met in Yale, Iowa when they were youngsters, and then moved to Davenport in 1947. They told reporters that it has taken a lot of love and work to keep their relationship going for the last seven decades. The couple sat beside each other at Saturday's ceremony, as Reverend Linda Hunsaker addressed a small group of their close friends and family. She said: "This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago." During their seven decades together, Vivian and Alice have travelled to all 50 US states, and also made  multiple trips to Canada and the UK. Same-sex marriage was legalised in Iowa back in 2009. > Watch gay couples react to anti-gay marriage adverts > Same-sex marriages in the UK: Statistics so far